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The ongoing negotiations for the merger between Bayer AG and Monsanto have received a boost as the US Department of Justice has appeared to approve the alliance. more

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David Jones

Scientists have engineered an enzyme which could help fight the global plastic pollution epidemic by digesting some of the most commonly polluting plastics, providing a potential solution to one of the world’s biggest environmental problems. more

Nothing lasts forever. Everything we make – from phone handset to buildings – has a finite design life. And that can be cut short by wear and tear. more

Faroe Petroleum has announced that the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy has approved the plan for the development and operation (‘PDO’) of the Fenja oil field. more

Total and Saudi Aramco – a leading integrated energy and chemicals company – have signed a memorandum of understanding to build a giant petrochemical complex in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The project represents an investment of around $5 billion. more

Independent minerals company K+S Aktiengesellschaft is to develop a new off-shore brine field by drilling a new cavern at its Dutch production plant, Frisia Zout B.V. in Harlingen. more

Nuova Solmine is an Italy based chemicals company, focused mainly on the production of sulphuric acid and oleum. more

UK-based specialist chemical manufacturer, Airedale Chemical, is employing an ambitious strategy to explore sales potential in European markets with an initial focus on Germany and France. more

Two years on from its acquisition by Huntsman Corporation, Italian systems house Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri is going from strength to strength. more

On 24 March 2018, Air BP fuelled Qantas’ first non-stop flight between Perth airport and London Heathrow, with jet fuel produced at BP’s Kwinana refinery just 52 kilometres south of the airport. more

First of gigantic, game-changing suction bucket jacket foundations installed for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre in Aberdeen Bay more

PAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” and/or the “Company”) has announced that NOVATEK Gas and Power Asia Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary, has shipped to the Indian market its first cargo with LNG produced by the Yamal LNG project. more

The German manufacturing company, Siemens, has invested €30mn (US$37mn) into a new 3D-printing facility in the UK. more

Czech CASALE PROJECT, a engineering company providing a comprehensive set of design, engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning management services for nitrogen fertiliser production and other related projects. more

Orion Engineered Carbons S.A., a leading worldwide supplier of specialty and high-performance Carbon Black, is expanding production capacity at its facility in Ravenna, Italy. more

Clariant, a world-leader in specialty chemicals industry, is launching two new emulsifiers suitable for replacing traditional alcohol ethoxylate emulsifiers in metal working fluid formulations. more

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS: Shell EP Middle East Holdings BV has agreed to sell the entire share capital of Shell Iraq BV (SIBV) to a subsidiary of Itochu Corporation, for $406 million. more

INEOS Oxide announces that it has made further progress in developing  its project to produce Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM) in Europe. A MOU has been signed with an as yet unnamed commercial partner and FEED studies have commenced. more

PAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” and/or the “Company”) announced today that  NOVATEK-Yurkharovneftegas, a wholly owned subsidiary, won the bid for a geological survey, exploration and production license for the Payutskiy subsoil area. more

The public inquiry into proposals by INEOS Upstream to explore for shale gas near the village of Marsh Lane will be held in Chesterfield, Derbyshire County Council confirmed today. more